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GROUP W PRESIDENT SAYS OPTIONS REMAIN ON HTS FUTURE

     Don Mitzner, President of Group W Satellite Communications,
was interviewed in BROADCASTING & CABLE.  Mitzner was asked
during the Q&A about Fox/Liberty's bid for team rights to the
Bullets, Caps, and Orioles, now held by Westinghouse-owned HTS.
Mitzner said they "had a number of opportunities and
capabilities," with the situation, adding, "That issue is not
over, and we have a number of things that we are evaluating right
now."  On Group W's commitment to RSNs, Mitzner said with HTS and
the Midwest Sports Channel, "we've tried to put together a little
broader sports presence because of the tremendous skill that we
have with Group W sports marketing and our ability to sell
advertising time. ... We're stepping back and saying: What makes
sense?  What do we do with those businesses?  How do we leverage
them within CBS sports organization?" (B&C, 8/26).
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